Weekly Update February 3, 2023
Board of Education Holds First Workshop
The Board of Education held its first workshop meeting this week. These workshop meetings are intended for the Board to hear from each Department Director in the District. This also allows our community to learn more about the operation of the District.
Check out the February Board Workshop video recording, which included a presentation about the GJPS Literacy Program.
Attention Seniors and Families: Scholarship Information
Deadline March 8, 2023
The deadline is quickly approaching for seniors to apply for an assortment of local scholarships offered to GLHS students.
Seniors may access the scholarship applications online through Google Classroom. Families who are interested in learning about the scholarship opportunities available can also access a folder containing the PDF scholarship applications.
- Students are encouraged to continue to check Google Classroom, as additional applications may be added over the next month.
- Students can open the PDF applications in a program that allows editing, or they may print them out and complete by hand.
- Unless otherwise specified, all scholarship applications should be returned to the Counseling Office no later than 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
- Applications will NOT be accepted after this deadline!
If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Nelson Slagle in the GLHS Counseling Office.
GLHS Program of Studies
Did You Know?
Lincoln High School has its Program of Studies posted online for anyone in our District to check out. It provides a look at all of the courses offered at the high school to assist in setting and reaching educational and occupational goals.
Our 2023-24 high school students just wrapped up their scheduling requests, but it is never too early for families of all ages to explore course opportunities available to our students.
Kindergarten Super Readers
The Blacklick Elementary kindergartners have worked hard during their "Super Readers" reading unit to learn super reading powers to help them become MIGHTY READERS! Some of their new powers include Slider Power, Snap Word Power, Fix-It Power, and Word-Part Power.
The celebration was a culmination event to "show-off" their reading powers to friends they don't normally get to read with.
We are incredibly proud of our kindergartners for working hard each day, using these new powers, and never giving up!
Lincoln High School
Opportunities to Get Involved
GLHS Student Council hosted "Den Day" during all lunch periods on Wednesday! This "activity fair" gave students the opportunity to visit information tables for many of the clubs, organizations and activities available to our GLHS students.
Lincoln High School
The Fifteenth Annual GLHS Science Symposium was held on Friday, February 3, 2023, and did not disappoint! This event, sponsored by the GLHS Science Academy, is a fantastic showcase of our students' talents in the science world.
We Are Hiring
GJPS is hiring for many rewarding positions with competitive pay and schedules perfect for families!
- Bus Drivers
- Educational Aides
- Cafeteria Staff
Coffee & Conversation
Join Superintendent Dr. Deagle and Board of Education Members Mrs. Piccolantonio and Mrs. Horn for Coffee and Conversation.
February 8, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
New Location: Upper Cup
121 Mill Street
February 8 GJPS Coffee & Conversation (8:00 am)
February 8 EFCTS Open House at Clark Hall
February 17 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
February 20 Presidents Day No School
March 3 Teacher Comp Day No School
March 27-31 Spring Break No School
April 7 Good Friday No School
April 12 GJPS Coffee & Conversation (6:30 pm)
April 13 State of the Schools (more info to come)
May 24 Last Day of School for Students
May 27 Class of 2023 Commencement
2022-23 GJPS District Calendar (PDF)
WE NEED BUS DRIVERS!
Can You Help?
Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding job with PAID training? GJPS is NOW hiring bus drivers and would love for you to apply TODAY!
Phase Two Projects
Building Pride for Our Future
In November 2020, voters in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools district approved a bond and operating levy to fund Phase Two of the GJPS Master Facilities Plan.
Phase Two of the Master Facilities Plan Includes:
- Additions and renovations to High Point and Blacklick Elementary
- Additions and renovations to Middle School East
- New Lincoln High School on current site
BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits Available for Symptomatic Students and Staff
BinaxNOW At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits are currently available for students and staff currently enrolled in GJPS schools who are EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS of COVID-19.
REQUEST FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE
While supplies last, you may request kits for:
The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
The number of GJPS staff in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
A confirmation email will not be sent.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN PICKING UP A RAPID TEST AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
PICK UP TIMES AND LOCATION
After completing a Rapid Test Kit Request Form, kits are available for pick up at:
GJPS Administration Building
160 S. Hamilton Road
Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.
While Supplies Last
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Let's Be Social
GJPS has very active Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts.
Please check us out and LIKE US, give us a comment or tweet and SHARE us!
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